Basketball The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time  

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Big fan of Boston basketball? Then check out this list of Boston Celtics small forwards with photos and seasons played with the team. It includes almost every small forward from throughout Boston Celtics history, including current small forwards and past ones. Featuring some of the greatest NBA small forwards of all time, the best Celtics SFs include Larry Bird, Paul Pierce, John Havlicek, and Cedric Maxwell.

In the 2017-18 NBA season, the current Boston Celtics starting SFs and backup SFs are Jayson Tatum, Gordon Hayward, and Abdel Nader. 

Who are the best small forwards in Boston Celtics history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Boston Celtics small forward.

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89 12
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

Seasons: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980

2
65 18
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

Seasons:  2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999

3
60 19
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

Seasons: 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963

4
42 16
Cedric Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

Seasons: 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978

5
53 25
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

Seasons: 2018

6
37 18
Reggie Lewis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

Seasons: 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988

7
16 2
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time
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29 15
Don Nelson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

Seasons: 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1972,1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966

9
26 17
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

Seasons: 1995

10
22 13
Jae Crowder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

Seasons: 2017, 2016, 2015

11
27 19
Jeff Green is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

Seasons:  2015, 2014, 2013, 2011

12
23 16
Marcus Morris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

Seasons: 2018

13
17 14
Frank Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

Seasons: 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1958, 1957, 1955

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14 11
Kevin Gamble is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

Seasons: 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

15
16 15
Evan Turner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

Seasons: 2016, 2015

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10 12
Len Bias is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time
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17
14 17
Xavier McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

Seasons: 1995, 1994, 1993

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13 18
Bailey Howell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

Seasons: 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967

19
12 17
Rick Fox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

Seasons: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

20
12 20
Wally Szczerbiak is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

Seasons: 2007, 2006

21
9 17
Ricky Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

Seasons: 2006, 2005, 2004

22
9 18
Ron Mercer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

Seasons: 1999, 1998

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4 16
Ryan Gomes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

Seasons: 2007, 2006

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3 14
George Kaftan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time
George Kaftan

Seasons: 1950, 1949

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4 17
Billy Knight is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Boston Celtics Small Forwards of All Time

Seasons: 1979